Travelers can now apply for TSA Pre✓® at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Airport location is one of six permanent application sites in Puget Sound region
Local Press Release
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SEATTLE – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that travelers interested in applying for TSA Pre✓® can now do so at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

TSA Pre✓® is a trusted traveler program that allows flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. TSA operates dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes at SEA.

“TSA is excited that Puget Sound residents have yet another location where they can apply for TSA Pre✓® and trusted traveler status,” said Jeff Holmgren, Federal Security Director for the state of Washington. “The new site at SEA is conveniently located in the airport terminal.”

SEA is one of 46 airports where TSA Pre✓® enrollment is offered. The application site is located near the Alaska Airlines ticketing area, near security checkpoint 4. It is pre-security and no boarding pass is required to visit. Enrollment is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Travelers who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents can begin the application process online by clicking “Apply Now.” Follow the prompts to set up an appointment at the SEA location. An in-person visit to the application center is required in order to verify citizenship or immigration status and to provide fingerprints.

Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or driver’s license and a certified copy of a birth certificate. There is a nonrefundable application processing fee of $85 and trusted traveler status is good for five years. Walk-ins are accepted, but will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis around scheduled appointments.

Interested travelers can also apply for TSA Pre✓® at the following locations during the days and hours listed below:

Seattle (north of Costco and next to Starbucks)
4123 – Fourth Avenue S.
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bellevue (Kelsey Creek Center)
15015 Main Street, Suite 111B
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fife (Fife Pacific Plaza)
4500 Pacific Highway E, Suite D
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
530 SW Everett Mall Way, Suite 105
Tuesday to Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Everett (Port of Everett Security Building)
2900 Terminal Avenue
Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and
 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to the permanent application centers listed above, a temporary application center is open for five days beginning today during the hours listed below:

Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S. 176th Street, SeaTac                                     
Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 11 to Saturday, August 13: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ten airlines that serve SEA participate in TSA Pre✓®, including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America. At SEA’s security checkpoint 4, TSA operates all lanes as TSA Pre✓® from 4 a.m. to noon. At other security checkpoints, TSA Pre✓® is available throughout the day and evening.

Passengers approved as trusted travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), making them eligible to utilize TSA Pre✓® lanes on a consistent basis at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Children 12 and younger are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a TSA Pre✓® eligible parent or guardian.

As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

To learn more about TSA Pre✓®, visit For more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s four Trusted Traveler programs – including Global Entry and NEXUS – all of which provide TSA Pre✓® eligibility, visit